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Pierre Charpin Remakes LeCorbusier’s Apartment 50

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Pierre Charpin Remakes LeCorbusier’s Apartment 50

French designer Pierre Charpin is the latest in a line of contemporary creatives  given free reign over a single apartment designed by Le Corbusier. Apartment 50, a unit in Le Corbusier’s famous Cité radieuse apartment complex in Marseilles, France, has been preserved in its original state, given Historic Monument status, — Continue reading

Keystone Table Wins 2014 Interieur Awards Grand Prize

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Keystone Table Wins 2014 Interieur Awards Grand Prize

A table held together with a pair of 3-D printed connectors walked away with the 2014 Interieur Awards Grand Prize, unanimously selected last month by an international jury. Held in tandem with the annual Belgian design event Biennale Interieur, the Grand Prize winner was the Keystones Table by Minale Maeda, — Continue reading

Minimalist World Cup Posters by Andre Chiote

Categories: Art + Graphics
Minimalist World Cup Posters by Andre Chiote

Portuguese architect Andre Chiote had channeled World Cup fever into an ongoing poster series that focuses on the architecture of the 12 stadiums in which World Cup matches are currently being played. Chiote, whose previous self-initiated graphic design projects have featured stylized images of iconic built works from around the — Continue reading

New at 2Modern: Eco Friendly Furniture by Miles & May

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
New at 2Modern: Eco Friendly Furniture by Miles & May

The Upstate New York design studio Miles & May has distinguished itself with a collection of handsome hand-crafted furnishings largely realized in locally sourced recycled or reclaimed timber. Environmental consciousness, however, is only one facet of the larger company objective of synthesizing, rather than separating, material from form. By allowing — Continue reading

Blom Table Lamp by FontanaArte Wins Red Dot Award

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Blom Table Lamp by FontanaArte Wins Red Dot Award

When the 2014 Red Dot Design Awards are handed out in Essen, Germany, next month, Italian lighting brand FontanaArte will be on hand to receive accolades for its winsome Blom Table Lamp. The beautifully compact, flower-shaped Blom, with its painted aluminum petals and milky diffuser, was announced as a Red — Continue reading

On Shelter Island, A House Defined by Color

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
On Shelter Island, A House Defined by Color

“Life: Lived in Color,” a tag adopted by the New York-based design firm Stamberg Aferiat + Associates, would be an apt aphorism for this architectural experiment on Shelter Island, distinguished, more than anything, by its audacious color scheme. Aiming to blur “the line that divides art from architecture,” the architectural — Continue reading

Soccer Style: RS Barcelona’s Football Tables

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Modern Decor + Objects
Soccer Style: RS Barcelona’s Football Tables

World Cup fever aside, esthetes with a passion for playing table football will be particularly pleased with the game table offerings from RS Barcelona. The Spanish company’s lighthearted approach to ‘living intensely’ includes a range of playful furnishings—and a decidedly fresh spin on standard game tables that, while plenty fun, — Continue reading

Iowa’s High Trestle Trail Bridge

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Iowa’s High Trestle Trail Bridge

Inspired works of public art and architecture are not, thankfully, a privilege accorded only to metropolis-dwellers. One of the more poetic public works in recent years is, without a doubt, Iowa’s High Trestle Trail Bridge, a half-mile long expanse over the Des Moines River, distinguished by a series of immensely — Continue reading

The Oon Power Outlet from OKUM

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
The Oon Power Outlet from OKUM

Count us amongst those waxing poetic about the Oon Power Outlet from OKUM, the Los Angeles-based design studio which aims to imbue “everyday objects with ingrained detail.” To that end, we’d say Oon fits the bill handsomely, presenting a cord threaded with three wooden cubes of pristine, jewel-like beauty, each — Continue reading

An Invisible Kitchen by Dutch Architects i29

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
An Invisible Kitchen by Dutch Architects i29

To the legions of cooks who’ve wished to render an unsightly kitchen instantly invisible, Dutch interior architectural firm, i29, has an ingenious solution of eye-popping proportions. The concept of closing off the kitchen to the rest of the house has been taken several steps further with the design of a — Continue reading

Paris’ Pantheon Gets the Selfie Treatment from Street Photographer JR

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics
Paris’ Pantheon Gets the Selfie Treatment from Street Photographer JR

In a spirited merging of high and low art only possible in this digital age, French photographer and street artist JR, whose haunting, colossal black-and-white portraits have illuminated the favelas of Rio and the streets of New York City alike, has just completed his most mind-bending project yet: covering the — Continue reading

In London’s Underground, Mark Wallinger’s Labyrinth

Categories: Art + Graphics
In London’s Underground, Mark Wallinger’s Labyrinth

A collection of 270 compositions is a mammoth creative output, by any measure, but British artist Mark Wallinger has no problem with tall orders. Commissioned last year to create an installation commemorating the London Underground’s 150th anniversary, Wallinger answered with Labyrinth, a series of 270 graphic illustrations, each a stylized — Continue reading

An Ode to Fame: The Paparazzi Project

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel
An Ode to Fame: The Paparazzi Project

To the hounded famous, paparazzi sightings may be cause to turn tail and run, but one hotel is giving the infamous brand of celebrity photographers a glowing welcome. Manhattan’s Row NYC, a boutique hotel in the city’s Time’s Square neighborhood, has just introduced a penthouse suite that’s an ode, of — Continue reading

In Between Chair by &Tradition Wins Muuuz Award

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
In Between Chair by &Tradition Wins Muuuz Award

Danish lighting and furniture brand &Tradition has won a 2014 Muuuz International Award for its In Between Chair by Finnish-born designer Sami Kallio. The Muuuz awards—an annual collaboration between the French online magazine Muuuz and a consortium of French architects and designers—recognize the best products to arrive on the French — Continue reading

Bover Sale: Save 10% + Get Free Shipping

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Bover Sale: Save 10% + Get Free Shipping

For an outdoor lighting statement, it’s hard to beat the visual panache of Amphora, a suite of indoor/outdoor floor lamps by Spanish lighting brand Bover. Amphora’s voluminous shade, available in 3 substantial sizes, has the airy good looks of natural fiber, but is, in fact, comprised of hand woven polyethylene, ideal — Continue reading

Fujiyama Beer Glass by Keita Suzuki

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Fujiyama Beer Glass by Keita Suzuki

A beer glass packaged in a specially designed box isn’t exactly standard, but then, there’s nothing standard about the Fujiyama Beer Glass, by designer Keita Suzuki. Elegant and hardly screaming ‘beer,’ the glass has been given an unusual, graceful shape patterned after Japan’s revered Mount Fuji—which means that beer comes — Continue reading

ARGAND Lamp by Quentin de Coster

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
ARGAND Lamp by Quentin de Coster

Belgian designer Quentin de Coster has created a prototype for an LED lamp that replicates the looks and functionality of an oil lamp. ARGAND, which takes its name from the Swiss physicist Ami Argand’s oil lamp innovation of the same name, has a refined profile comprised of base, cylinder, and — Continue reading

Wanderlust: Puerto Rico’s Built World

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel
Wanderlust: Puerto Rico’s Built World

It’s true that looks aren’t everything, but for design lovers of a certain ilk—namely, Americans with an affinity for Latin esthetic sensibilities—Puerto Rico offers heaps of unexpected beauty. There’s the natural variety, of course—perpetually blue skies, endless sandy beaches dotting its Atlantic coast, waves that beckon surfers to its western — Continue reading

Barbecue Basting Brush With Beaker by Eva Solo

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Barbecue Basting Brush With Beaker by Eva Solo

Adding elegance to the act of barbecuing may be a losing proposition, but Danish brand Eva Solo provides hope by consistently turning out some of the most visually appealing grilling accoutrements anywhere. This characteristically refined silicone basting brush has been given a small stainless steel lip that fits snugly onto — Continue reading

Official FIFA World Cup Posters

Categories: Art + Graphics
Official FIFA World Cup Posters

Subtlety is the last word one would assign to the posters commemorating the World Cup. Neither the official FIFA event poster (above), nor the suite of 12 ‘host city’ posters (representing the 12 different Brazilian cities where World Cup matches will be played over the next month), is given to — Continue reading